The Hoover Institution hosted "Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammad bin Salman, and the Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations" on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST.

In the wake of the alleged state-sponsored disappearance and killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, the latest in a series of troubling events from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this event provided an important dialogue around Mr. Khashoggi, the broader crackdown on dissent under Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and U.S. policy recommendations to address these new challenges. Khashoggi's case has powerful implications for the freedom of the press and human rights more broadly. Confirmed speakers for this event include:

Global Opinions Editor, The Washington Post
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
 Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2009-2013)
Contributing Writer, The New Yorker

View the full agenda:

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Larry Diamond - Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Panel 1:

Karen Attiah – Global Opinion Editor, The Washington Post

Sarah Margon – Washington Director, Human Right Watch

Robin Wright — Contributing Writer, The New Yorker

Larry Diamond (Moderator) – Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Panel 2:

Stephen McInerney – Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy

Ambassador James Smith — Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Michele Dunne – Director of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


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